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Condition: Migraine Prevention
3/4/2015 4:49:28 PM

Reviewer: Tayler_Nicole, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was put on this drug for severe migraines a few years ago when I was about 16. I remember some side effects but didn't really worry about them in high school. I just remember a bit of weight loss. I later started college and was taken off of this medication due to my neurologist being in a different city. I was just put back on it a few weeks ago. I have had many side effects. I was eased ba ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
2/25/2015 10:06:08 PM

Reviewer: lisacb, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
1/22/15 began 25mg Topamax to prevent daily migraine headaches. On 1/30/15 increased to 50 mg in pm. Headache free on 2/1/15. Headache free 2/5-2/8. On 2/18/15 began 25 mg in am & 50 mg in pm. On 2/19/15 had strep throat symptoms minus fever. On 2/20/15 dr tested for strep, negative. Strep-like symptoms conclude on 2/22/15. On 2/23/15 no headache; felt great. On 2/24/15 UTI-like symptom ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
12/26/2014 4:32:51 PM

Reviewer: nanna, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on Topamax for almost 5 years. I take 100mg twice a day and went from almost daily migraines to 1-3 a month. The side effects did go away after a while. Certain foods will leave a bitter after taste that never did before, but it's worth it.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
12/24/2014 8:02:37 PM

Reviewer: gracefabin, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm a 17 year old female. I was diagnosed with Chronic Severe Migraines when I was 7 years old. I still have migraines, not as often as I did when I was younger. I was on Topamax 75 mg twice a day.I took Topamax from when I was 7 years old until I was 12, and then when I was 14. I had little to no effect on my migraines. I had the side effects of weight loss, which was not bad at the time but ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
12/22/2014 4:08:41 AM

Reviewer: Hawaiian, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Ive had migraines from childhood. My symptoms were more severe and mimic strokes; inability to speak, numbness on one side of the body. During periods of heavy stress in the work environment, I would get up to five migraines per. week. Topirmate doesnt stop migraines therefore I continue to take sumatriptan for severe symptoms. However since I have been using topiramate my migraines have reduced f ... Show Full Comment

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